Thread: Chipset FAN
August 5th, 2009, 05:14 PM #1
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Obviously they come with one for a reason because they get hot. But mine is so noisy, its the noisiest fan in the whole pc and on startup it drones for about 10 mins until warmed up.
My question is, if the cooling in the case is sufficient could it be disconnected and things stay ok or would it have bad side effects if not total failure?
August 5th, 2009, 05:36 PM #2
It would be on a chip by chip basis, but most likely if it it has a fan you are going to need a bigger cooler to operate without a fan
My Gforce 4 had a very small cooler with a fan 2" across and 3/4 " tall.
I made a cooler out of an old celeron cooler 2.5 X 2.5 X 2.5 with good case flow.
They also make fanless coolers.
You can also take the fan off and run the computer and test it with your finger, I would thing you would want it cool enough to touch.
The max you should be able to touch for any length of time is around 120 F or 50C
This cooler looks almost exactly like the one I made, except mine is aluminum, and slightly bigger.
Newegg.com - Enzotech CNB-SI Forged copper 1100 Heatsinks only - Memory & Chipset Cooling
And here is a Zaleman fanless.
Newegg.com - ZALMAN ZM - NBF 47 Aluminum Heatsinks only - Memory & Chipset Cooling
This is the cooler I replaced, Just the chipset cooler, and it was also aluminum.
Newegg.com - VIZO VIZO-NBC-101-CPR Copper Sleet Chipset Cooler - Memory & Chipset Cooling
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